Child and Adolescent Development Teacher
Arts & Letters Division

Dr. David Hudson, Dean

For more information contact:
Laurie Camody
Division Coordinator
lcamody@gwc.cccd.edu
714-895-8772

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

The focus of this Child and Adolescent Development AA-T is to give students who may not be interested in a curricular or classroom focus an opportunity to transfer and pursue another specialty. This AA-T was designed specifically as an alternative choice for students interested in the interdisciplinary field of Child and Adolescent development. This AA-T gives students the lower division preparation required at CSUF, CSULB and CSUDH to pursue alternative career paths in child and adolescent development such as elementary or special education teaching and other careers working with children and families. Students interested in preschool teaching and receiving their Child Development Teaching Permit should complete the requirements for an Early Childhood AS-T. This coursework is designed to meet the needs of people planning to transfer for further studies in the interdisciplinary field of Child and Adolescent Development, and to transfer to a CSU into programs in Child Development, Human Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Liberal Studies (Child Development). This is the major pattern for students planning to transfer to a CSU. It is strongly recommended that students contact a GWC counselor to develop an official Student Educational Plan to discuss non-CSU universities, or if they have questions about the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development for CSU Transfer.

Associate In Arts Degree In Child and Adolescent Development For Transfer

Required courses


Associate In Arts Degree In Child and Adolescent Development For Transfer

The focus of this Child and Adolescent Development AA-T is to give students who may not be interested in a curricular or classroom focus an opportunity to transfer and pursue another specialty. This AA-T was designed specifically as an alternative choice for students interested in the interdisciplinary field of Child and Adolescent development. This AA-T gives students the lower division preparation required at CSUF, CSULB and CSUDH to pursue alternative career paths in child and adolescent development such as elementary or special education teaching and other careers working with children and families. Students interested in preschool teaching and receiving their Child Development Teaching Permit should complete the requirements for an Early Childhood AS-T. This coursework is designed to meet the needs of people planning to transfer for further studies in the interdisciplinary field of Child and Adolescent Development, and to transfer to a CSU into programs in Child Development, Human Development, Child and Adolescent Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Liberal Studies (Child Development). This is the major pattern for students planning to transfer to a CSU. It is strongly recommended that students contact a GWC counselor to develop an official Student Educational Plan to discuss non-CSU universities, or if they have questions about the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development for CSU Transfer.

Program Level Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Analyze the psychological, physical and cognitive influences on child development

2. Assess how socialization and culture impact the lives of children and families

3. Demonstrates the ability to promote developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate strategies to address diverse approaches to learning.

4. Implement effective guidance strategies with children and adolescents.

5. Synthesize research-based theories including principles and practices of child and adolescent development and learning

Required Core:

PSYC G100 – Introduction to Psychology – 3 units

PSYC G116 – Child Growth and Development – 3 units

MATH G160 – Introduction to Statistics – 4 units

or

PSYC G140 – Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences – 4 units

List A (Complete 3 courses from the following:)

ANTH G100 – Introduction to Cultural Anthropology – 3 units

SOC G100 – Introduction to Sociology – 3 units

SOC G110 – Introduction to Marriage and The Family – 3 units

SOC G133 – Racial and Ethnic Relations in America – 3 units

BIOL G100 – Introduction to Biology – 4 units

or

PSYC G250 – Psychobiology – 3 units

PSYC G118 – Life Span Developmental Psychology – 3 units

No more than two courses (maximum of 6 units) from the following may be used to meet List A requirements. Select from:

EDUC G102 – Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms – 1 unit

or

EDUC G103 – Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I – 2 units

or

EDUC G200 – The Teaching Profession – 3 units

or

ENGL G143 – Children’s Literature – 3 units

or

HLED G135 – Nutrition and Health – 3 units

or

MATH G104 – Mathematics for Elementary Teachers – 3 units

Major total: 19-20 units

CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC Pattern: 37-39 units

Total units that may be double counted: 9-21 units

Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units): 16-21 units

DEGREE TOTAL UNITS (maximum): 60 units

( ) Description in parentheses indicates credit earned in AAT

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EDUCATION G102 – 1 Unit

Course Outline

Teaching Diverse Contemporary Classrooms

Introduction to teaching and learning skills for potential teachers. This course will address the qualities of an effective teacher, components and purposes of an effective professional portfolio and critical issues in diverse contemporary classrooms. Course includes 10 hours of arranged fieldwork. Lecture. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU; UC.

EDUCATION G103 – 2 Units

Course Outline

Technology Proficiencies for Teachers I

Advisories: Computer Business Applications G101 and CBA G145

Based on the Technology Standards for a CA K-12 Preliminary Teaching Credential, this class focuses on the technology proficiencies required prior to credential candidates being issued a preliminary Multiple or Single Subject Credential. Students successfully completing a portfolio in technology proficiencies related to K-12 curriculum will receive a Proficiency Training Certificate from the Orange County Department of Education. Most, but not all, technology application skills are transferable between the Macintosh and Windows environment. ADVISORIES: CBA G101 and CBA G145. Lecture & lab. Optional pass/no pass grade. Transferable to CSU.

EDUCATION G200 – 3 Units

Course Outline

The Teaching Profession

Advisories: English G100

This course examines the opportunities, requirements, responsibilities and rewards in teaching, as well as the skills needed and problems encountered in the classroom. Course includes 45 hours of assigned fieldwork.C-ID EDUC 200. Lecture & lab. Letter grade only. Transferable to CSU; UC.

Most of the courses in this program transfer to the California State University (CSU) system and Private colleges and universities. Please see your GWC Counselor early in your studies to choose the transfer option that is right for you.